Truman Among Top Producers of Peace Corps Volunteers

Truman has again been acknowledged by the Peace Corps as one of the top universities in the nation for producing Peace Corps volunteers.

With 22 alumni currently serving in the Peace Corps, Truman came in at No. 21 on that organization’s list of medium-sized schools producing volunteers. This marks the second time in three years Truman has been included in the Peace Corps’ top twenty-five rankings. Since the Peace Corps was founded in 1961, a total of 174 Truman alumni have served as volunteers.

For anyone interested in working with the Peace Corps, Betsy Blum, who served in Guinea, will be visiting Truman to host a public Peace Corps Information Session at 6 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room.

The Peace Corps ranks its top volunteer-producing schools annually according to the size of the student body. The complete list of rankings can be found online at

As the Peace Corps approaches its 50th anniversary, its service legacy continues to promote peace and friendship around the world with 7,671 volunteers serving in 76 host countries.

Peace Corps Volunteers must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age. To learn more about the Peace Corps, go online to

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